Summer Camps

PopcornThe Culkin School has teamed up with Glen Echo to offer an enriched series of summer camps for your Irish Dancer! Camps are held at Glen Echo Park, an historic landmark, geared to the arts! We are excited to be part of the summer camp program at Glen Echo!

The Culkin School offers camps for experienced Culkin dancers and for new-time beginner dancers who’d like to give Irish dancing a try!

This year it’s easier for campers to choose the schedule that suits them! Register for both a morning and an afternoon session and join The Culkin School “lunch bunch” in the Praline Café and experience a full-day camp experience! The Culkin School has something for everyone! 

2018 Glen Echo Camps: 

Click here for location addresses and directions.

To register for our Glen Echo Summer Program, please click the links provided for the appropriate summer classes. The link will direct you to the Glen Echo Park website, where you’ll follow the prompts for registration and make payments.



Summer Workout for Levels 1-3
(sessions: June 18-22 & June 25-29: 10am-12pm)

This program is for Culkin Dancers in levels 1-3 who want to stay dancing and work on new material. Time will be dedicated to both soft and hard shoe work during theses classes (for those who have hard shoes). Dancers can take one camp or both. To extend the day, campers are welcome at a supervised lunch bunch open to eligible campers who are enrolled in Culkin camps both in the morning and afternoon each day. Click here to register!

Summer Workout for Levels 4-6
(sessions: June 18-22 & June 25-29: 1pm-3:30pm)

This program is for Culkin dancers in levels 4-6 including champs who are NOT traveling to Orlando for the NANs. Time will be dedicated to both Hard & Soft Shoe work during these classes. Dancers can take one or both camps. Click here to register!

Culkin North American Championships in Orlando Prep Camp: (10am-12:30pm)
(sessions: June 18-27, M, T, W, TH & F)

This class is for those Level 6 & 7 dancers traveling to Orlando to compete at the North American Irish Dance Championships! This mandatory workshop will help fully prepare you for Orlando; focussing on technique, drills, confidence, stamina and stage presence! All dancers competing are required to take this two-week session. Be the best you can be! Click here to register!


Footworks and Figures: Beginning Irish Dance: 10am-12pm: (Ages 6-10) 
(sessions: July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10)

If you are currently enrolled as a Level 1 dancer, please check with your instructor in regards to summer camp placements. If you are a current ‘Mini-Mester’ dancer, after school program dancer, or if any currently enrolled dancers have a sibling or a friend who wants to try out Irish Dance, this is the class for them! This is a one-week, introductory class; through a series of figure (group) dances, students will learn the basics of Irish dance and music – no experience necessary! If you are interested in our Beginning Irish Dance: Footworks and Figures, click here to register!


Hard Shoe and Soft Shoe Camp – MORNING 10am-12pm: (Ages 6+)
(sessions: July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10)

All of our current Level 2-5 Culkin dancers are welcome to sign up for these weekly summer camp programs! If you are currently enrolled as a Level 1 dancer, please check with your instructor in regards to summer camp placementsWe highly encourage Level 5 dancers to sign up for Glen Echo camps in order to keep learning and mastering their material! There are four sessions from which to choose! It is possible to sign up for one or multiple sessions!  Please note that the instructor will focus on fine-tuning Irish dance technique. Although there are many different levels of dancers in these sessions, there are plenty of assistants in the classes to help everyone move forward with their Irish dancing. If you’re interested, click here to register!

Hard Shoe and Soft Shoe Camp – AFTERNOON 1pm-3:30pm: (Ages 10+)
(sessions: July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10) 

If you are a currently enrolled Culkin School dancer in Levels 6 & 7, these classes are for you! We highly encourage competitive dancers to join these camps to keep up with their SRO material! All dancers competing in the Oireachtas need to keep in shape over the summer so they are competitive ready for the SRO! Please consider signing up for multiple sessions! Be ready for the SRO!!  Click here to register!

Figures for Current Dancers – AFTERNOON 1pm-3pm: (Ages 6-16)
(sessions: July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10)
Glen Echo Circle

This class is designed for current Culkin School dancers who would like to start dancing Figures, or who have completed Figures I and II this past year. Based on enrollment numbers, the dancers will learn 2, 3, 4  and/or 8- hand dances. If your dancer is interested in competing at local feiseanna or performing, this class is highly recommended. Click here to register!

**PLEASE NOTE: that classes at Glen Echo will be held in the Spanish Ballroom and/or the Spanish Ballroom Annex. The Annex has air-conditioning and the Ballroom has an air filtration system to keep things much cooler than outside temperatures.




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